The European Legion is a union of the best players around Europe. In 2011 they took on the first Australian-only team to travel and play 18 a side Australian Rules Football oversees representing their country. The European Legion concept grew in 2012 and 2013 with a full week training camp help at Surrey Sports Park culminating in again taking on the Australians.
The 4th edition of the Easter Series took place from the 6th to the 12th of April 2014 in Harrow, London. During that week, the players from AIS-AFL Academy and the European Legion attended a high performance training camp and played a midweek compilation practice game.
On the 12th of April at 2:00 pm, the European Legion team played against the AIS-AFL Academy. The GB Bulldogs and the Australian Ex-pats competed in the curtain raiser game at 11:30 am.
European Legion Squad:
Germany: Jacob Jung
Denmark: Aksel Bang, Mathias Biron, Mikkel Kjoege, Nathan Campion, Chris Campion, William Anderson
Great Britain: Sean Walton, Cameron Cope, Sam Willatt, Ollie Dilieto
Sweden: Hampus Ollson
Croatia: Zvonimir Murkovic, Josip Habljak, Filip Lenic
Ireland: Shehroz Akram, Conor McKenna, Stephen Coen, Ciaron O’Hanlon, Peter Cooke, Colin O’Riordan, Luke Flynn, Paddy Brophy, Padraig Lucey, Sean Hurley, Daniel Flynn
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More information about the game and venue here.
We look forward to future growth in this program and one day a player being drafted to the AFL.